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of russia that makes for the most contaminated nuclear site on the planet. >> wow. >> at the time of sequester, taxpayers spend $2 billion per year just maintaining the cleanup operation. then it was revealed that hundreds of gallons of high-level toxic waste have been leaking over the last several years right into the ground. eventually into the ground water and maybe the columbia river. >> you say the most contaminated site in the world behind places in russia. who's at risk? >> we have to realize that nuclear waste is a toxic witch's brew of chemicals, the most dangerous known to science. plutonium, enriched uranium, nitric acid solvents all mixed in a liquid vat. and we have 56 million gallons worth of this toxic stuff. to get this into perspective, to get your head around this imagine 80 olympic-sized swimming pools containing the most toxic substance known to science of which two olympic-size swimming pools have leaked right into the ground and eventually into the water table and, perhaps, even into people's drinking water. >> what are you going to do? >> we
outguns the rebels. raining scuds on to civilians in aleppo on friday. with russia arming assad, rebel leaders threatened to boycott a team meeting with kerry later this week to protest the u.s. and europe's refusal to arm them. >> at this stage, isn't it time to revisit that policy? >> with a new secretary of state at a beginning moment of the second term of president obama, when he himself has expressed concerns about it, this moment is ripe for us to be considering what more we can do. >> reporter: as a senator, kerry said military aid should be considered. and hillary clinton and leon panetta both recommended arming and training some rebel units. but president obama rejected that proposal last year. fearing weapons would get into the hands of al qaeda supporters. but today, facing rebel pressure, kerry hinted at a policy shift. >> we are determined that the syrian opposition is not going to be dangling in the wind, wondering where the support is or if it's coming. >> reporter: before leaving london, kerry called a key opposition leader and talked him into showing up for the meeting
, the u.s., britain, russia, france, and germany. the meeting is scheduled to begin tomorrow. iran insists its nuclear program is for peaceful energy purposes only. any chance of negotiating in syria shot down after a nearly two-year civil war, the syrian regime said it's ready for talks with rebels but opposition members scoffed at the day's offer. they also said they will not participate in the meeting next month in rome with its western and arab allies upset they have not done more to help them. secretary kerry is asking them to recan consider saying their request for military and financial aid will be addressed. after three days of hiding out at his uncle's home, oscar pistorius made a brief outing today straight to a south african police station. under the terms of his bail, the olympic track star needs to check in with authorities. pistorius goes to trial in june for killing his girlfriend at his home on valentine's day. he says he thought he was shooting at an intruder. prosecutors say it was premeditated murder. meantime, pistorius' older brother is dealing with his own legal troub
, or other kinds of support? is there a way that the regime can be displaced given russia's support military and otherwise? >> i will answer your first question and let the secretary answer questions two, three, and four. why should they come and meet? because countries have been helping them and because we are precisely meeting to determine how to help assad change the calculation on the ground. i have said that he needs to be able to change his calculation. president obama has been engaged in examining the way that we may be able to contribute to that. that is the purpose of this meeting in rome. i would urge syria opposition to join us as a matter of practicality and informing us. i would say to them ahead of time that in our discussions today, in washington, which prompted us to accept this meeting with a new secretary of state that a beginning moment of the second term, president obama has expressed concerns about it. this moment is right for us to be considering what we can do. we understand that the syrian people want to see results in this conference. i would say, so do we. the best
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